France’s Olympique Lyonnais Stadium Uses Riedel for Routing Infrastructure

France’s new Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stadium is using Riedel infrastructure systems for signal transport and communications to enhance the live sports and entertainment experience.

Riedel said its MediorNet real-time media network, RockNet digital audio network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, Acrobat wireless intercom system and Performer digital partyline system are being used at the stadium.

The technology provides a decentralized fiber-based network for flexible signal transport, routing, processing and communications throughout the venue. The technology is also serving the technical facilities for Olympique Lyonnais TV.

The scalable Riedel infrastructure allows the stadium's audio, video, data and communications signals to be routed quickly throughout the facility for football and other live events.

Riedel Headset panel

Riedel Headset panel

"The deployment of the Riedel technical infrastructure reflects our decision to embed state-of-the-art technology in our brand-new stadium," said Jean-Yves Meilland, director of OL Images at Olympique Lyonnais Group. "The resulting installation exceeds our needs with respect to sports events and also enables us to address all types of events with very valuable flexibility."

Home of the French football club, Olympique Lyonnais, and a scheduled venue for UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stadium has 59,000 seats, 350 IPTV screens and eight large VIP rooms with Wi-Fi network access throughout.

Production control room

Production control room

Spectators can take advantage of mobile apps to replay highlights from live action, view plays from different angles or upgrade their seats and order food.

Within the stadium facility, the Riedel gear allows all types of signals — video, audio, data, intercom and sync — to be picked up anywhere and routed and/or processed to any output at any location.

Eighteen strategically located MediorNet frames are connected over optical fiber to create a decentralized router, which can be expanded as needed with mobile frames integrated into flight cases.

Distribution rack

Distribution rack

Riedel's RockNet interfaces have been allocated onto the network to expand audio resources as required. Additional frames can easily be added to the mix for larger or more complex events.

Communications throughout the stadium are supported not only by the Artist and Acrobat intercom systems, but also by Riedel's new Smartpanel multifunctional user interface — equipped with intercom apps — and Riedel's RiFace universal gateways, which create a connection to the in-house radio communication system.

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